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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 951

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 951

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Washington
lower than average

Antipsychotics

7% of this provider’s 179 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

15% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 20%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 179 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 11%.

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Opioids

49% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$754K

2012

$805K

2013

$896K

2014

$981K

2015

Number of Claims

16,444

2012

18,512

2013

19,043

2014

21,313

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,096

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

169

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,023

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

155

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 10
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 24
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

5 30
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 29
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

7 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 42
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 45
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 13
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

19 21
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

23 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

R 24 36
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

25 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 3
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 46
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 177
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 29 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

R 31 95
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 17
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 8
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
HYDROMORPHONE HCL*

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 135
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 63
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 43
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 41 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 62
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 28
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 84
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

50 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 79
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 20
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

54 65
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

54 158
FLOVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks. Th... +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

56 163
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 52
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or i... +

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 186
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 60
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

R 62 235
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 47
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 49
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

66 166
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 31
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 108
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

68 304
ESTRADIOL

Replaces estrogen that decr... +

Replaces estrogen that decreases with menopause or removal of the ovaries. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 70 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

71 59
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 53
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 64
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 74 41
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

75 72
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

77 38
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

78 192
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 32
METHOCARBAMOL

Treats muscle pain and spas... +

Treats muscle pain and spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

R 81 174
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 82 165
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 278
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 91
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R 86 86
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 96
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 88 81
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 66
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 13, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.